DIY Tools Home Repair - ShapesPlastics

It's the perfect time to upgrade your home with some DIY renovation projects. Whether you want to put together some accent pieces or completely remodel multiple spaces, it's important to start by sourcing high quality materials. Luckily, thick plastic sheets provide a versatile and durable solution for a wide array of projects.

If you're looking for new areas to improve around your home, or if you just want to make the most of the options you already have access to, here's a rundown of some of the most popular ways to utilize thick plastic sheets in your home improvement and repair projects.

Lighting Panels

Sufficient lighting is essential for any space. If you have recessed lighting or fixtures that require panels to provide a safe and attractive cover, thick plastic sheets provide the perfect solution. They can allow for clear visibility and light transfer while protecting your bulbs and softening the light enough to provide even coverage throughout your space. Use them to create new lighting setups in your home or to replace damaged covers so you can enjoy a clean and professional look in your space.

Kitchen Backsplashes

A quality kitchen backsplash can protect your walls and add visual interest to your cooking space. Glass, ceramic, and other traditional materials can be expensive and delicate. But thick plastic sheets provide many of the same benefits while being extra durable and easy to install. You can simply order large panels cut to size and install them in the same way as you would with other materials. You can also use this option as a replacement for backsplashes that have sustained damage, or use it to cover up a bare wall to prevent damage and improve aesthetics.

Furniture and Appliance Pads

Appliances and heavy pieces of furniture that get a lot of use may require a bit of extra padding underneath. Whether you're trying to protect delicate floors or even out these pieces that may be placed on subfloors, thick plastic sheets may be the perfect solution. They provide a strong, durable, and even surface that your heavy furniture and appliances can easily rest on. They can also help to prevent wobbling or damage to the piece or other parts of your home.

Workbench Tops

For those who love working on DIY or home improvement projects, thick plastic sheets can serve as the perfect top to a workbench in your basement, garage, or workshop. The material is lightweight, making it easy to lift and position into place. It's also durable enough to withstand tons of sharp tools and supplies. And if you work on projects that involve paint or liquids, you can easily clean the surface to keep it looking like new throughout years of completing various projects.


Thick plastic sheets can also serve as shelves that store or display tons of different items around your home. You can assemble multiple sheets together to create a standalone shelving unit that's lightweight and durable, or you could even use single sheets to replace shelves that have broken within built-ins or furniture pieces you already own. Additionally, if you want to add a wall shelf to a particular room, you can attach a plastic sheet to the wall using a few simple brackets.


For those who plan on taking on some more extensive home projects, like new kitchen countertops or bathroom vanities, thick plastic sheets can serve as templates to help you measure the size you want, get a feel for how the permanent materials will look, and even serve as a temporary surface until your new counters or other products arrive. You can purchase large sheets and cut them to the size you need or order sheets that are already cut to your exact specifications. Since plastic is so lightweight, you can easily lift and maneuver the material to various surfaces around your home, if necessary.

Temporary Floor Covering

Temporary flooring can come in handy during a wide array of home improvement projects. You may be working on a messy outdoor project that you don't want to track into your house. You might be replacing floors in a room and need a temporary cover for the subfloor to make it safe and even for your family or contractors to walk on. Or you may be working on projects with a lot of sharp tools or heavy pieces of equipment. Placing durable plastic sheets over your floors can help you avoid damage, keep everything clean, and maintain safety conditions while you work.

If you're thinking about starting any of these projects around your home or small business, ShapesPlastics offers thick plastic sheets that are cut to size and able to meet your quality and style needs. We carry an extensive array of plastic materials, including polycarbonate, acrylic, UHMW, PETG, foamboard, and PVC, and so many more. Our plastics are affordably priced and come with free shipping within the United States, making it easy for homeowners, DIYers, and hobbyists to get the plastics they need for a variety of projects.

We even offer a price match guarantee on cut to size products. Whether you're working on DIY home repairs or need signage for an upcoming event, you're sure to find the quality plastics that meet your needs right on our website. When you're ready to get started on your next home repair project, visit our website to browse our full selection of thick plastic sheets and other materials.